Below is the letter that I wrote to The Independent, which was published online today. Michael McCarthy consistently writes with knowledge and passion on natural history. Would that his knowledge of history were as consistent. His account (13 June ) of the history of the campaign to save the whales was […]
I was on BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight last night, talking about Rio+20 with Bernice Lee of Chatham House and Andrew Hurrell of the University of Oxford. Click here to listen to the programme. The Rio+20 segment starts at about 33 minutes in, and our discussion at 35 minutes.
The government is pressing ahead, in the face of growing difficulties, with its effort to build new nuclear power stations in Britain. So far, it has failed to come clean about what this will actually cost British businesses and householders. Among the several ways in which it is attempting to […]
Some people worry about nuclear power because they fear the risks to human health from radioactivity. Others are concerned about the morality of leaving a legacy of radioactive wastes that will be dangerous for hundreds of thousands of years. Others again are concerned about the risks of proliferating nuclear weapons […]
In the second of my video blogs with RTCC I argue that we are not deploying renewables fast enough because of a lack of political will. We must think about renewables as being a package of technologies, not individual technologies.
See below my first video blog, made in conjunction with RTCC. In two and a half minutes, I argue why the UK should not pursue nuclear as a policy option- the cost, nuclear proliferation, and waste are all prohibitive.
Mark Kenber and I took part in the first of a series of live Twitter Q&As run by The Climate Group. It was good to see so much interest and engagement. If you missed the discussion yesterday morning, then you can see parts of the conversation by following this link.
Tony Juniper, Jonathon Porritt and Charles Secrett and I wrote a letter to the Prime Minister on 12th March warning him that his plans for another generation of nuclear reactors are ill-conceived and doomed to failure. To substantiate the broad arguments advanced in letter and accompanying note to the Prime […]
The collapse of the Government’s nuclear policy is a somewhat overlooked part of its current omnishambles. In part this is because very few of the journalists writing about nuclear power know much about the subject. Most continue to assert that all but one of Britain’s current nuclear power stations will […]
This blog introduces the topic of a #CleanRevolution that I will be covering in a live Twitter Q&A at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning with Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group. It is not yet widely understood by politicians, policy makers and the public alike that climate change will lead to […]